Mid-way start

Yes, I should have started this blog earlier, not when I’m already more than half way into the process.
But hey, better late than never…

Anyway, welcome to project-9b.com! The goal of this website is to give some more detailed information about:

  • the process of trying to climb 9b (this blog)
  • info on those routes that I’ve tried so far (here)
  • info on my training and preparation (here)

Now you might ask yourself the question: ‘Who’s still blogging these days??’ So did I, and I came to the conclusion that even if only some diehard fans are happy with it, why not. At least website content is a bit longer lasting then nowadays social media content.

So here we are! I’ll try to catch up on the last couple of months (basically since I intiated this project) by some throwbacks.

If you have any suggestions, wishes, or just wanna say hi, please comment!

16 thoughts on “Mid-way start

  1. As a fellow Dutch climber I’m very interested in reading your progress! I started climbing just 1.5 years ago and my goal for this year is to climb 7a. You inspire me to try hard in achieving my goal!

    So thank you Jorg! Good luck to you!

  2. Thanks for sharing! Very interesting to see your process and training techniques that could be applied to us lower level climbers.

  3. Lovely web site and I for one certainly appreciate the fact you’ve chosen the blog route rather than the rather boring corporate social media option. The training section is really interesting. I’m surprised that your sessions aren’t longer in fact.

    I think part of the problem with blogs is that many climbers aren’t very web savvy and don’t know how to follow blogs and web sites. For anyone in that position it’s pretty simple and well worth learning how to. Most browsers come with some basic built in newsfeed (RSS) capability. For instance in Firefox you just click on the bookmarks menu option and click ‘Subscribe to this Page’. But once you start following quite a few sites you’re better off with either full program or a browser Add On. Feedly.com does a great job directly through a web page interface. Just start a free account and adding the sites you want to follow. Ironically social media sites are the hardest to follow though you can get newsfeed url’s generated at Queryfeed.net.

    1. Hi Steve,
      to the length of my training sessions: I’m not 25 anymore, and my climbing style (quick) and the route I’m training for (low amount of hard moves) go well with a quality (instead of quantity) focussed training. I think getting the most out of 2-3 hrs of training is all you need.

      Newsfeed: I think the main reason I started this blog was that social media is short lived and asks for short content. I felt like explaining the process takes some more words than a IG post

  4. I just wanna say hi.

    Seriously, I’m relatively new to climbing, and although my goals are not as big as yours, I’m still looking to reach a new grade this year. This is motivating.

  5. Thanks for sharing. Training tips are always a big help. Keen to see your progression in training versus how far you get on the route. BTW Jakob was the 3rd ascent of Stoking the Fire. Adam did in 19-2-16.

  6. I believe this is a great idea Jorg, surely prefer this over social media.
    As you already pointed out, here you can write about this process in a more lengthy way which some of us would like to see.
    Good luck with the training and obviously the project, hope you keep the news coming:)

  7. Very cool initiative Jorg. Gives a different insight into top-end climbing. Out of curiosity, what era of classical music, or what composers, are you most fond of?

    Do you get psyched for a 9b try listening to Vivaldi or Debussy?

    1. Late classic but mostly romantic period, composers like Schubert, Chopin, Saint saens, Liszt, Beethoven, Rachmaninow…

      Not really, climbing is quite seperated from music for me. I guess I relate modern music more to climbing.

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